Tintabulations handbell ensemble performing holiday music in Fallon
December 1, 2016
A Reno handbell ensemble is ringing in the holiday season with a series of performances planned this month around the region including Fallon on Dec. 11.
Internationally acclaimed handbell ensemble Tintabulations is presenting its Christmas concert series, "Thanks for the Socks."
One of two handbell ensembles asked to represent the United States at the International Handbell Symposium held in Vancouver, B.C. this past July, Tintabulations' performance caught the eye and ear of directors from around the world, resulting in invitations to perform in every corner of the globe.
Formed in 1996, the ensemble is comprised of 15 local musicians performing on 120 hand bells and chimes. Its members are college students, music teachers, professionals from other walks of life and retirees.
Members are from Carson City, Dayton, Fallon, Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe and Bishop. The international competition in British Columbia was a first for the ensemble.
The group's holiday performances are being held in Reno, Fallon, Sparks, Carson City and Fernley.
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The Tintabulations will perform at the Churchill County Museum as part of its holiday open house from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Tintabulations will perform at 1 p.m.
The open house will feature crafts for the children including cooking decorating and a visit from Santa Claus between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.